On To Stage Two

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 132021
 

I finished all of Terry’s suggested corrections for my new John Lee Quarrels book yesterday and then sent it off to Judy Rinehimer, my second proofreader, to begin stage two of the process. And then, when she’s done and I make her changes, I will send it off to Roberta for stage three. When those […]

Sep 032021
 

In a blog post a couple of days ago, I said that in anticipation of Hurricane Ida hitting the Gulf Coast and shutting down refineries and oil rigs, as well as the Labor Day weekend coming up, I thought it might be a good idea to fill up the gas tank on Terry’s Chrysler Pacifica. […]

It Gets Frustrating

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 192021
 

Overall, I love my job. I get to stay up late at night, sleep late in the morning, and spend my days sitting on my butt telling stories. It darn sure beats working for a living! But that doesn’t mean it can’t be frustrating at times. Yesterday I started the day close to the halfway […]

And That Makes 44

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102021
 

My new John Lee Quarrels book, Fresh Out Of Mojo, is now available on Amazon. This is my 44th book and my first book for the new year. I normally publish four books a year, but the pandemic kept us home more than usual in 2020, and I had a lot of time to write, […]

A Tense Night

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 082021
 

A series of severe thunderstorms came through Central Florida Saturday night, with tornado warnings in several counties, including ours. As usual, the brunt of it went north or south of us, leaving us with periods of heavy rain off and on, but that was about it. But it was still a tense night around here. […]

Buds And Berries

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292021
 

When Jake from Lindley’s Garden Center planted our citrus trees, told us that we might see some fruit as early as February, although that was no guarantee, and he added that it might be as much as eighteen months. But when I went out to check the mail yesterday, I noticed buds on our key […]

Back At It

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 102021
 

The events of the last few days have occupied a lot of my time, and I will admit that I have been rather snippy with some folks who believe that the insurrection we saw happening on Wednesday is all a plot by far left liberals or that COVID-19 is all a hoax. I just don’t […]

Monday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062020
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. I am a member of the Living The RV Dream group on Facebook […]

Jul 242019
 

I’m sure some of my readers have been around long enough to remember the TV commercials in the 1960s and early 1970s for Comet cleanser featuring Josephine the Plumber, played by actress Jane Withers. Well, guess what? I married her sister. Terry may not be related to Ms. Withers, but she’s just as handy. Probably […]

Jul 162019
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

Going Nonstop

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 202019
 

Between catching up on a ton of email that accumulated while we were on the road to Arizona and back, working on a new John Lee Quarrels book, getting my cousin Beverly settled in and arranging for the things she needs, and setting up doctor appointments for her and for us, it feels like we […]

Is It Monday Yet?

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 212019
 

Most working people dread Monday morning because it is the start of another long work week. Mondays don’t bother me because I work every day of the week. Some days I work more than others, but every day I at least write a blog, and I am usually working on a book, or working on […]

A Do-Nothing Day

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 202018
 

Yesterday was pretty much a do-nothing day for me. I don’t know if I was still feeling the effects of my medical marijuana overdose, or if I was just lazy (which could very well be the case), but whatever the reason, I just didn’t have any energy or any interest in doing anything. I did […]

Jan 212018
 

One of the many things we like about living here is that we are only about 25 miles from Cape Canaveral and we can watch the rocket launches from our yard or down at our private fishing pier. A couple of nights ago they launched an Atlas 5 rocket carrying a missile-detecting satellite, and in […]

Getting Back To Normal

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 052017
 

We have spent the last few days getting back into our normal routines here at home after being on the road so much lately. Somebody recently asked me how our first summer in Florida was, and I told them I didn’t know, because we spent so much of it out of town. We got home […]